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 AMD Bulldozer “FX-8150P Black Edition”

 

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A Chinese site has leaked details on AMD’s upcoming Bulldozer based Zambezi-FX Processor. The Processors which is called “FX-8150P” would a top of the line “Black Edition” offering from the A-8 Series lineup which consist of 8 Cores. We already know that AMD has postponed their Bulldozer Launch to July-August due to performance issues with the current CPU revisions, Newer B2 Revisions will arrive shortly in early Q3 2011. Some websites detailed that the delay was part of AMD’s marketing strategy.

The CPU “FX-8150P Black Edition” is built on a 32Nm SOI process and will feature a base clock of 4.2Ghz and can turbo upto a staggering 4.7Ghz clock. Keep in mind that the fastest AMD CPU we knew till now was the FX-8130P with a 3.8Ghz stock and 4.2Ghz T.C but the Black edition breaks the barrier. The Processor features a whopping 140W TDP. Other specs are 1866Mhz DDR3 Memory support, Unlocked Mutiplier, 8C/8T and 8Mb L3 Cache. Reaching 5Ghz+ clock speeds wont be a biggie on this monster.

As far as the price goes, Not much has been detailed but considering the FX-8130P which will be available for 320$  The price of FX-8150P would be set at a 350$+ mark.

 

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Ballmer: ‘Windows 8 is coming!’ Microsoft: ‘Eek!’

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week let slip what was already a poorly kept secret: Windows 8 will go on sale next year.

But that’s not a message Microsoft wants to let out so soon, apparently: The company issued a retraction shortly after Ballmer’s speech.

Windows 7 had been the fastest-selling version of Windows ever, but sales started to slump last quarter. Knowledge that a new product is on its way may soften demand even further, analysts say.

At a developers conference in Tokyo earlier this week, Ballmer spoke about Microsoft’s current product successes as a launching point to talk about what he believes will be an even brighter future. When he came to Windows 7, he noted that the next version of Windows will be even better.

“We’re obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows,” said Ballmer said, according to a transcript. “As we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there’s a whole lot more coming. As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”

Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) declined to comment to CNNMoney about Ballmer’s remarks, but many news organizations received an amusing backtracking statement from the company’s PR team earlier in the week.

“It appears there was a misstatement,” Microsoft’s representatives told CNET, PC Magazine and others. “We are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Windows 7 hardware that will be available in the coming fiscal year. To date, we have yet to formally announce any timing or naming for the next version of Windows.”

Until this week, Microsoft’s top brass have been unusually secretive about Windows 8. The company is typically is unafraid to discuss or even release beta versions to the public, but this time it’s working quietly.

Ballmer’s speech was even the first time a Microsoft executive publicly called the product “Windows 8.” Microsoft hadn’t officially confirmed the name of its next Windows iteration — internally, Microsoft refers to it as “Windows.Next,” though many Microsoft employees on LinkedIn refer to the new OS as Windows 8.

It’s understandable if Microsoft is hesitant to give consumers and businesses any reason to put off their purchases of Windows. But it’s more than a little unusual that the company is going to such lengths as to call the CEO’s long, articulate comment about Windows 8 a “misstatement.” To top of page

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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SCREENSHOTS OF UPCOMING WINDOWS 8

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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Blackle

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Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy. Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search.

Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. “Image displayed is primarily a function of the user’s color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen.”Roberson et al, 2002

In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.

We believe that there is value in the concept because even if the energy savings are small, they all add up. Secondly we feel that seeing Blackle every time we load our web browser reminds us that we need to keep taking small steps to save energy.

How can you help?

We encourage you to set Blackle as your home page. This way every time you load your Internet browser you will save a little bit of energy. Remember every bit counts! You will also be reminded about the need to save energy each time you see the Blackle page load.

Help us spread the word about Blackle by telling your friends and family to set it as their home page.  Or put the following text in your email signature: “Blackle.com – Saving energy one search at a time”.

Have a look at our energy saving tips page for ideas on steps you can take to save energy or you can followBlackle on Twitter and we will keep you updated with simple energy saving tips.

There are a lot of great web sites about saving energy and being more environmentally friendly. They are full of great tips covering the little things that we can all do to make a difference today. Try Blackling “energy saving tips” or visit one of the many great blogs dedicated to environmental awareness.

http://www.blackle.com/

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Intel launches second generation core processors

World’s leading chip manufacturer Intel Thursday launched second generation intel core processors with built-in visual capabilities to deliver superior audio-visual experience, faster downloading ability and improved battery life.

‘The built-in visual capabilities enabled by these new processors are stunning. This combined with improved adaptive performance, will revolutionize the PC experience in a way that is obvious for every user to see and appreciate, a visibly smarter performance,’ said R. Sivakumar, managing director sales and marketing group, Intel South Asia.

 

‘The new features are bound to appeal to your senses and give you a better looking PC experience,’ he added.

Intel estimates that a 4-minute HD video that used to take 4 minutes to convert to play on an iPod would now take just 16 seconds.

 

The new processor technology focusses on high-definition videos, mainstream gaming, online socialising and multimedia and combines visual and 3D graphics technology with performance-leading microprocessors on a single chip.

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Its new features include Intel Quick Sync Video, and a new version of the company’s award-winning Intel Wireless Display which now adds 1080p HD (high definition) and content protection for those wishing to beam premium HD content from their laptop screen to their TV.

 

More than 500 laptops and desktops designs based on these products are expected from all major computer makers worldwide.Systems are likely to be available from OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) like HCL, Wipro, HP, Lenevo, Toshiba and Dell among others as well as from local channel partners.

The company said that the price range of the products incorporated with the second generation intel core processors will increase marginally.

 

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Try before you buy storage hardware

What you choose for your primary storage may be the most important purchasing decision you ever make. That storage will form the bedrock — or the shaky ground — upon which the rest of your server and application environment will be built. Primary storage is a major capital investment and frequently has a much longer life cycle than most infrastructure components, often remaining in production for five years or more.

beast image It’s hard to know what you’re getting without rolling up your sleeves and putting your hands on it. I highly recommend doing just that. Fortunately, almost all of the major storage players offer evaluation units you can test firsthand. At the very least, get one of each of the top options you’re considering. Get familiar with the ins and outs of the management interface, learn how easy (or difficult) the device is to configure, and if practical, do a head-to-head performance test. The evaluation process often brings up questions you would never have thought to ask potential storage suitors without seeing the product and making it work on your own. Many times, potential storage customers will visit an existing customer instead of doing a full evaluation, but this is only part of the story. Yes, you typically learn some valuable lessons, but you won’t find out how the storage will work in your environment.source

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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